Wedding Photographer | The Finer Things with Stephanie & Constantin | West River, Concord, ON

Perfect Planning

Exactly a year ago I had the pleasure of photographing Stephanie and Constantin’s wedding, a luxurious event held in Downtown Toronto. Everything right down to the bride’s gift for her mother and the beautifully crafted cake was planned perfectly. Stephanie has an eye for detail and I could tell that her skillful touch went into the whole planning process. I had experience working with Stephanie and Constantin on their engagement and bridal shower party, so I knew to expect nothing but the best. 

Bridal house table decoration - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Bridal house table decorations - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding day, bride's shoes - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding day, bride's wedding dress - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding day, bride's wedding and engagement ring - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Serendipity 

Stephanie and Constantin met on a blind date. The two hit it off immediately during the date yet, somehow they knew they weren’t ready for a relationship at the time. Serendipitously they meet up years later by chance at an event at the Rogers Center in Toronto. This time they were both ready and they dated for another couple of years before Constantin proposed on Orthodox Easter. The proposal was a complete surprise for the whole family and the couple was able to celebrate properly with their loved ones. Stephanie and Constantin seem to be living in sync, not competing for attention from one another. In love and blissful.

Wedding day, bride is getting ready - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding day, bride is getting ready, final make up touches - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride is getting ready, final make up touches - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding Day, groom is getting ready - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding Day, bride to be- by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding Day, bride to be is getting ready - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Time to Sparkle!

Not everyone can pull off diamonds. Not everyone can decorate with sparkles. But, Stephanie can. From her jewelry to the guests’ gifts to the bridesmaids’ bouquets, nothing was left untouched by Stephanie’s sparkly hand and each detail was executed with precision. I found myself looking closely at the decorations to see where the sparkly treasures were hidden. Amidst her orchid bouquet Stephanie had rhinestones placed beautifully on top of the filler flowers. This was an unexpected touch, but added to Stephanie’s elegant dress. 

Wedding Day, bride with her mother - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding Day, bride is ready for ceremony - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding Day, bride is getting ready and helped by her bridesmaids - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding Day, bride exiting the limo - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride and groom walking down the aisle - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride and groom walking down the aisle with their bridal party - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Downtown Location

The West River Event Centre was filled with romance on Stephanie and Constantin’s special day. The ambience was enchanting and it was a pleasure to celebrate their love and commitment in a beautifully decorated hall. The lighting magnified the romance and the love in the air was almost palpable. I liked having a unique background in the indoor photos I took. 

Wedding Cake, and part of it - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

5 level Wedding Cake - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Great decorations on some parts of the  Wedding Cake - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding Cake decorations - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding Cake decoration and table set up - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Bridal party table set up - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding Cake - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Bridal party main table - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Taking It Outside

While the Church of St. Timothy and the West River Event Centre provided great indoor photo opportunities, we headed outside for a photo session and fresh air. We began taking photos at the green-filled Alexander Muir Memorial Park. We were able to capture some fantastic photos of not only Stephanie and Constantin, but of their close family and wedding party. The park was filled with opportunities for photos with large spaces for groups of people to small nooks and crannies to take a picture of the lovely couple. From there, we took some photos outside a prominent shopping area which gives the photos an elegant look and depicts Stephanie and Constantin’s fine taste. 

Bride and groom in a park - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride and groom in a park under the ivy tree - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride and groom on their wedding day - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Groom is kissing his bride's hand - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Photojournalistic image of the primal party in movement - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Bride in downtown Toronto - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Overall it was a beautiful day with a group of photogenic people! My job was easy and there were so many opportunities for pictures!

The first Dance - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Let there fun begin, Romanian traditions  - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding day, Kids on the dance floor  - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding day, The Dance Floor  - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding day, The Dance Floor with bride and groom - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding day, The groom on the dance floor - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Wedding day, Three generations having fun - by DA Photography at West River, www.daphotostudio.com

Photos taken by Dragi Andovski, published ©2015 DA Photography
2nd Photographer: Branko Stojanović
3rd Photographer, Photo Booth photographer and assistant: Jacquie Dudley
Wedding Ceremony Location: St. Timothy Parish Roman Catholic Church, North York, ON
Wedding Reception Location: West River Event Centre, Concord, ON
Wedding Photography Location 1: Alexander Moor Memorial Park, Toronto, ON
Wedding Photography Location 2: Shops of the Renaissance Court, Yorkville, ON
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